Wine reviews: Aromatic wines

These aromatic wines ooze generous fruit, but some have such high alcohol they leave you with a burn in the mouth. However, the best, as always, are well balanced.

 

 

BEST VALUE

Te Awa Left Field Pinot Gris 2014

$18.50

Three and a half stars (out of five) 

Good value 

Fragrant, oozing ripe pears and peaches with a hint of mint and a dryish, although hot finish. Big, generous and attractive.

teawa.com

 

 

 

 

Te Mania Nelson Gewürztraminer 2014

$22

Three and a half stars

Average value

With hints of mineral, yellow peaches and mint, this generously fruited wine is medium sweet with suggestions of marzipan and a hot, but balanced finish.

temaniawines.co.nz

 

 

 

 

Domain Road The Water-Race Central Otago Dry Riesling 2013

$25

Four stars

Good value 

A lovely floral riesling hinting of lemon and lime with a tight, steely backbone and fresh, crisp, lingering finish that makes you sit up and take notice.

domainroad.co.nz

 

 

 

 

Black Peak Central Otago Riesling 2014

$27

Four and a half stars

Average value

Intriguing aromas hinting of mint and coriander, sweet and delicate, almost ethereal in the mouth due to its low (9.2%) alcohol, but with a steely backbone that brings you back to earth, and leaves you with a lovely, crisp, dry finish.

blackpeakwines.co.nz

 

 

 

 

Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2013

$29

Four stars

Average value

A powerful, complex wine with inviting aromas oozing lychees, mint and rose petals with a hint of caramel , intense, with generous fruit, complex undertones, and a hot, intense finish.

pegasusbay.com

 

 

 

 

Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Gris 2013

$25

Three and a half stars

Average value 

Floral with hints of mineral, generous fruit - peaches and tropical - with an oily texture and firm, hot finish.

domainroad.co.nz 

 

 

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